Posts tagged #picture mats

Our Black, White and Cream Colored Picture Matting is Acid Free-Standard

We are so happy to let everyone know that our Black, White and Cream picture matting now comes acid free, standard!  Historically Acid free picture matting cost more, but we have been able to find ways to save and pass that savings along to our customers.  No matter what size picture mat you purchase, as long as it is in black, white or cream, you will be getting acid free picture matting!

Panoramic Picture Mats are Here

Bux1 Picture Matting has begun offering Panoramic picture mats.  The concept behind panoramic picture matting is simple, rectangle inside of another rectangle, but we always struggled with what sizes to stock or offer.  Panoramic pictures are not exactly standard or offered in standard sizes so we did what anyone does nowadays when they have a question about something... they Google it.  After a bit of research we were able to figure out some "standard" sizes to offer.  Now, if you have a picture that you need matting for and you don't see your size offered, then please contact us or use our custom panoramic picture mat form that can be found

Here are our standard panoramic picture mat sizes:

8x16 for 4x12 Picture- Opening 3.5x11.5
12x20 for 8x16 Picture- Opening 7.5x15.5
12x28 for 8x24 Picture- Opening 7.5x23.5
12x36 for 8x32 Picture- Opening 7.5x31.5
14x24 for 10x20 Picture- Opening 9.5x19.5
8x24 for 6x21 Picture- Opening 5.5x20.5

Our Panoramic picture mats can be found here

Picture Matting Openings, Knowing the Difference Between Them

One of the big challenges for anyone trying to mat their pictures or artwork is figuring out the opening size for the picture mat.  What you want to consider are some key factors to make sure that what you purchase will be exactly what you need.

Our matting has standard openings.

For example, if you purchase an 11x14 mat for an 8x10 picture, the opening will be reduced so that it OVERLAPS an 8x10 picture.  So the opening on an 11x14 picture mat would actually be 7.5x9.5 so that it overlaps by 1/4" all the way around the picture.

If your image is 8x10 but printed on larger paper, this reduction may cut off more than you want, so you may have to request a custom opening by using the term EXACT 8x10.  This will tell us to make sure the opening is cut to exactly 8x10 and there is no loss of image when matted.  Exact opening mats are not stocked, but can be custom cut for you. Contact us today to get quotes on bulk custom picture mats.

If you have questions on our stock opening sizes, please refer to our sizing chart here

Square Picture Mats Are All the Rage

Did you know that we offer square picture mats?  We offer them in multiple sizes along with being able to do almost any custom size imaginable.  Our stock sizes are 16x16, 12x12, 10x10 and 8x8's.  Our openings vary, but keep in mind that each opening size we give is for the picture size itself.  So, for example, if we say something is for an 8x8 picture, the opening will always be 7.5x7.5 to overlap an 8x8 picture.  If you need your picture matting to be a certain square size or a specific opening size, just let us know and we can work up a price for you.  We can almost 100% guarantee that we will beat any local price hands down.  Check out our selection of square picture mats here

Posted on November 5, 2015 .